Mother’s Day Message from Melissa

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The greatest moments of being a mother for me are the occasions when the expressions of love and appreciation come naturally. The gifts for me come in those wonderful drawings, stories and poems handed to me when I least expect it, or the “I love yous” that are said with such spontaneous intensity and passion [...]

The Benefits of Being Outside by Melissa

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by Melissa for grandparents.com Spontaneous time spent outdoors can have benefits beyond your wildest dreams! Some of my fondest childhood memories are of playing outdoors. When I was young, no one in my neighborhood had nannies. Sending the kids outside to play was Mom’s free babysitter and the only way she could “get things done.” [...]

Twitter Party Featuring Melissa of Melissa & Doug: Monday 3/19 9pm ET

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RSVP HERE PreTweet to Enter to Win a Trunki Prize Pack! Tweet the message below any time BEFORE our party starts (9pm ET Monday, 3/19) to automatically be entered to win a Trunki Prize Pack >> Join me + meet Melissa of @MelissaAndDoug! Twitter Party Mon. 3/19 9pm EST. RSVP> bit.ly/319mandd @melissastoys #MDparty Join Us [...]

Twitter Party Featuring Melissa of Melissa & Doug: 3/19/12 9pm ET

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Join Us Monday Night 3/19/12 at 9pm EST RSVP HERE You must RSVP and attend the Twitter Party to be eligible for giveaways and to claim prizes! This special Twitter party will feature Melissa! Twitter Party Tips: ___ Follow @MelissaAndDoug on Twitter ___Follow @MelissasToys on Twitter ___ Follow @TeachMama on Twitter ___ Follow @InnerChildFun on Twitter [...]

8 Ways to Keep the Happy in Your Holidays by Melissa

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8 Ways to Keep the Happy in Your Holidays by Melissa for grandparents.com No one can deny that the meaning of the holidays can easily get lost during this frenetic time of year. All year, it feels as if we are moving ever faster to keep pace with technology and the daily changes in the [...]

Why Costumes Are Good for Kids by Melissa

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Why Costumes Are Good for Kids Our expert encourages the thrill of dress-up by Melissa The anticipation of Halloween generates excitement in children unrivaled by virtually any other holiday. The ability to truly take part in the holiday and choose exactly how they will be dressed gives children a tremendous sense of power and investment [...]

Read Melissa’s Expert Advice Column At Grandparents.com

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We Are Proud To Announce that Melissa Bernstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Melissa & Doug, Is Now An Expert Advice Columnist For Grandparents.com! We’ve been asked innumerable times if Melissa is a real person and we’re happy to report that YES she is real! In fact, Melissa is the creative force behind the development of [...]